Herbal Medicine Level 1: A Practical and Spiritual Journey of Local Plant Medicine

Teacher: Omar Piña of NAHOA Regreso Al Origin
Location: The Balm of Pescadero
Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: $2000 MXN
Language: English

Get to know the local plants of the Baja desert landscape, their history and traditional medicinal qualities.  Let Omar lead you on this experiential journey of traditional Mexican medicine and how to stay connected to the healing qualities of different local plants.  Learn the basics of how to make your own natural plant healing kit at home and get started with Nahoa’s custom medicine kit that you will prepare in class.  This workshop is truly a magical and informative experience!

Descriptive Summary:
The ancestral indigenous worldview on health is based on a harmonious reciprocity with all the elements
of nature in which human beings coexist without dominating it. Diseases are related by the breaking of
this natural harmony.

What is it?
Herbalism is a practice that has been used throughout the history of mankind for its broad benefits. This
workshop is specially designed so that these benefits can be applied in a safe, practical and simple way
today.

What is it for?
The excessive use of allopathic medicine can cause side effects on human health, in addition to getting
away from the knowledge of the possible causes of the disease. This course offers practical
methodologies to develop different herbal remedies and a holistic view of the factors that influence the
human health / disease process and how medicinal plants can guide us to restore our own balance.

Who is it for?
Mainly parents, since they can promote the natural healing capacity of children from a very early age. No
prior knowledge is needed, the workshop is for anyone interested in learning tools that promote healthy
and sustainable ways of life at the human / environmental level.

Syllabus:
● Ancestral worldview of health and disease
● Energy bodies, energy centers and networks of the human being
● Herbalism for the 7 energy centers and the human body
● Medicinal tasting and practice of mindfulness
● Theory and practice of tincture, microdosis, gels, ointments and medicinal oils
● Environmental, social, economic and cultural sustainability

Objectives:
● Learn more about the indigenous health worldview
● Know the importance of thoughts and emotions in human health
● Learn to relate the possible psycho-emotional origin of the disease and how to treat it physically
● Know and experience how herbalism can balance our body
● Learn to dose medicine safely for disease prevention.
● Learn to prepare remedies in an ecologically sustainable, socially fair and economically viable
way.

What’s Included:
● Recycled herbal storage kit
● 7 microdoses (Antiseptic, gastritis, stomach infection, dizziness, immune system, relaxing,
analgesic)
● 2 skin gels
● 1 healing ointment
● manual
● tea break

What to Bring:
● Lots of water (refillable water bottle and thermos if possible)
● Notebook and pen
● snacks if needed

Workshop Schedule:
9:00 - 9:30 - Introduction
9:30 - 10:15 - Lecture
10:15 - 10:30 - Tea Break
10:30 - 11:15 Lecture
11:15 - 12:30 - Plant walk, medicinal tasting and mindfulness
12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch*
1:30 - 2:30 - Making Microdoses for your kit
2:30 - 3 - Sharing and Closing
*Lunch break does not include lunch, but you can pre-order from Poroto restaurant next door or bring
your own.

 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS MAGICAL JOURNEY!

Please pay for the full cost ($2000 MXN) or make a minimum of 50% deposit ($1000 MXN) via:

In Person: @ The Balm of Pescadero

Paypal: thebalmofpescadero@gmail.com

Direct Deposit: contact us for details

Deposit is non-refundable, but we will apply your credit to the next workshop if we are able to fill your spot.